Hot Lips Page

Oran ThaddeusHot LipsPage[1] (January 27, 1908 – November 5, 1954) was an American jazztrumpeter, singer, and bandleader. He was known as a scorching soloist and powerful vocalist.

Page was a member of Walter Page‘s Blue Devils, Artie Shaw‘s Orchestra and Count Basie‘s Orchestra, and he worked with Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith and Ida Cox. He was one of the five musicians booked for the opening night at Birdland with Charlie Parker in 1949.

Oran Thadeus Page was born in Dallas, Texas, United States, to a schoolteacher and musician mother.

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